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11-May-2018 14:27:00 GMT
Ire v Pak, only Test, Dublin, day 1

First Day of Inaugural Ireland Test washed out

Dublin: The first day of Ireland's long-awaited Test debut has been rained off.

The match against Pakistan in Malahide was due to start at 11:00 BST but no play was possible after persistent rain and strong winds throughout the day.

The match umpires held a final pitch inspection at 15:00 BST when the decision was taken to suspend play.

The weekend weather forecast is for brighter, drier conditions and play is scheduled to resume tomorrow at 11:00 BST.

Cricket Ireland say all of today's ticket-holders will receive a 100% refund.

Both teams are hoping that play will take place across the four remaining days, with Pakistan set to take on England in a two-Test series starting on 24 May.

Ireland's inaugural Test comes more than a decade after their shock win over Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup.


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